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Officials optimistic about Public Debt's future in region

Huffman: Parkersburg has proven itself in the workforce

January 5, 2013

PARKERSBURG — While the relocation of nearly 450 jobs to the U.S....

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Jan-06-13 6:13 PM

Let's just face it,those jobs with THAT entity aren't coming,not in 6 nor 60 years.When Byrd died,so did the power and influence of WV in Senate. He had the ultimate power to smooze,grease palms and do WHATEVER it took to make things happen for WV.;A lesson lost to our reps. now.Seems as though ONE pupil was paying attention,and not from here,Mikulski.Cost effective is a foreign work to this days Gov't,and it would'nt be surprising if the entire shebang landed in Maryland.

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Jan-06-13 1:34 PM

DrSmart, obviously isn't smart at all. You're about as smart as you are literate and rich.

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Jan-06-13 9:49 AM

A fire needs lit under the voters,they voted back in the same bunch that's done nothing for the last 4 years

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Jan-06-13 1:22 AM

we need to hope and pray that this anti WV administration does not try to drive another stake through our heart by trying to move public debt out of parkersburg. It has been tried several tims in the past, including an attempt by Senator Frisk to move them to Tenn.

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Jan-05-13 10:41 PM

Marvin is absolutely right.

People complain because their jobs are not coming back. Our country has a shortage of personnel to fill jobs in certain areas but none of the people complaining about not having jobs go enroll in school to get qualified. The mean old nasty government will even help you go to school. Get your sht together

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Jan-05-13 4:14 PM

I sincerely believe since we have lost senator Byrd. We will no longer see the creation of federal jobs in our state, and possibly the exodus of current federal jobs.

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Jan-05-13 2:33 PM

Not transferring the approximately 450 employees from Maryland is merely a political act demanded by the Senate Appropriations Committee chairwoman,Senator Barbara Mikulski. The purpose is to increase pork spending leverage. Our great Senator Bob Byrd did likewise. WV is going to*****financially in a bread basket since his death.

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Jan-05-13 2:16 PM

That,s a good one "marvinlewis26101"

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Jan-05-13 12:09 PM

I was told by a good source that the delay in moving the jobs to Parkersburg is due to Pothole Bob gettig re-elected. They are afraid of what new taxes he will dream up next.

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Jan-05-13 8:49 AM

I wonder what our fine Congressman, David Mckinley, thinks about all this??

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Jan-05-13 8:25 AM

At least Rockefeller is trying to do something to save jobs in downtown Parkersburg.

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Jan-05-13 8:23 AM

This bunch is the FIRST ones to rush to the microphones when prospective jobs are announced but the LAST to explain why they don't materialize

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Jan-05-13 7:49 AM

The fact that this story was printed probably means something's up.Plus,since when did the federal government worry about cost savings or a reliable workforce?I would take more stock in Geezer's comments,

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Jan-05-13 7:11 AM

"Cam Huffman, president and CEO of the Area Roundtable, said he has not been involved in the most recent discussions involving Public Debt..........."

So when will this "roundtable" actually accomplish something. They are constantly quoted about the jobs situation or announce they are going on a trip but never have any news about any actual new jobs coming to our area. No more speculations, or rumors from this group. How about some results.

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Jan-05-13 7:07 AM

I have said it before, we need to step back and see the big picture... we should not be expanding Gov. "business". Total gov. (fed, state, local, etc) employment is growing as a part of total employment. This is unsustainable. Can we not privatize BPD?

Also, public officials saying that the job movement is just delayed. Baloney, the pork minded Congress will either artificially create duplicate jobs or the person "in charge" will do what is best for his/her back yard. Politicians are in perpetual election mode, therefore, no backbone to do what is best for the country as a whole and our future generations.

I pray our "leaders" wise up soon or we will be going as Greece is going..

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Jan-05-13 6:52 AM

Plus its the government 'nuff said. Do they normally do things that make 'sense' and save money? Wasn't worried about BPD before but I am now.

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Jan-05-13 3:11 AM

For those who are not familiar with the Senate Appropriations Committee, the chairperson is the second most powerful person in United States government, especially when it comes to doling out the pork. When Senator Byrd was chairman of the committee he used his power to bring the BPD, FBI, and many other agencies to our state. Why would we expect Senator Mikulski to be any different?

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Jan-05-13 2:33 AM

It would certainly be more cost-effective for both operations to be consolidated here. The Hyattsville employees are paid an additional 22.44% 'locality adjustment' which they would no longer receive if working in Parkersburg. What most people don't realize is that Barbara Mikulski was just named chairwomen of the Senate Appropriations Committee, taking over from Daniel Inouye, who passed away. This committee has the power to control many aspects of this consolidation. Who is Barbara Mikulski? The senior Senator from Maryland.

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